Apr 19, 2006
Please Help? I am a 39 yr old black male, who has seen my face darken in the last 5 years dramatically. It has caused great grief with me. I am currently taking, Epvir, Norvir, Viread and Lexiva. Is there any other drugs or test that I could ask my doctor to do, that can restore my natural coloring of my skin on my face, it is only effecting my face.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Some HIV drugs (AZT and FTC come to mind)have seemed to cause increased skin pigmentation in a small subset of patients (you are not taking those). Whether one of your current HIV meds is a possible culprit is unclear and often hard to pin down. I often have an HIV-experienced dermatologist look at the pigmentation and offer advice on possible causes. If one of the HIV drugs seems a likely cause then switching off them in a systematic manner over time (assuming other HIV meds are available as options)and then observe over 1-2 months before then switching off another one of your HIV meds. LH
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